Learning Spanish is a great adventure for kids, filled with new and exciting discoveries. However, learning Spanish can be frustrated for kids at times.
It’s common for kids to get distracted or discouraged while learning difficult vocabulary words and complex grammar rules.
To help your child stay motivated while learning Spanish, try supplementing their lessons by playing fun educational games at home.
Not only does playing Spanish learning games keep things interesting for kids, but children are more likely to respond to studying in a positive way.
Below are 15+ Spanish games for kids. These games will help your child develop a myriad of language skills, including reading, writing, and speaking Spanish.
Note: These Spanish learning games require limited language skills. The games can be applied to any language, such as French, German, and Italian.
Tips for Teaching Your Child Spanish
For your child to progress, he or she must supplement his or her Spanish lessons by practicing at home. Below are some helpful tips you can follow to ensure that your child practices efficiently at home.
Spanish Games for Kids
There are tons of Spanish games for beginners. Below, we’ve rounded up our favorite 15+ fun and educational Spanish games for kids. Browse through the games to see which ones you like the most.
Take a set of index cards and write down different Spanish verbs. For younger kids, you can include both the verb and a picture. One child will pick a card to act out in front of the group. The rest of the participants will try to guess the verb being acted out. Some Spanish verbs lend themselves better to this activity than others. For example, bailar (to dance), correr (to run), and comer (to eat).
This game is played exactly the same as the English version, except you can only use Spanish words. This allows students to see and recall words in a new way. Also, it encourages the student to think of words they wouldn’t usually use, because they have a limited number of letters to work with.
Who Am I?
Write out a list of individuals on index cards; for example, teacher, lawyer, athlete, etc. Have the child choose an index card and tape it to his or her back so he or she can’t see it. Then, have the child take turns asking questions in Spanish about who she or he is; for example, “Am I male or female?”
Catch the Pelota
Purchase an inexpensive beach ball and divide it into equal sections. In each section, write a command in Spanish; for example,” Count to 10 in Spanish.” Arrange students in a circle and take turns tossing the ball to each student. When the student catches the pelota (ball), whichever command his or her right thumb is touching he or she must perform.
Roll the Dice
Cover a large square box with white construction paper to look like a life-sized dice. On each side of the dice, write a Spanish verb. Have your students stand in one big circle and give each one a chance to roll the dice. Students will have to act out whatever verb is rolled.
Take a package of popsicle sticks and write a Spanish words on one side and English on the other. Then pass out one stick to every student and give one to yourself as well. Begin by calling out your stick in English. The student with the Spanish match says his/hers, and then flips that stick over to say the next word in English. The Spanish learning game continues until you have gone through all the sticks.